2020 Stanley Cup Odds Tracker
- Get the latest 2020 Stanley Cup odds
- See how the odds have ebbed and flowed throughout the season
- View each team individually or compared to others trending in the same direction
We are tracking all 31 NHL teams’ odds to win the Stanley Cup. The graphs below were generated by calculating the average odds for each team from a variety of online sportsbooks.
Top Stanley Cup Contenders
- [Jan. 22] Four of the top-five favorites are in the East: the Capitals (+800), Bruins (+835), Lightning (+850), and Penguins (+1000). Only the Avs (+950) crack the top-five from the West.
- [Jan. 10] Winners of nine straight, the Lightning have moved into a tie for third-best Stanley Cup odds at +900 on average.
- [Dec. 27] The Capitals are now the sole favorite at +750, sitting three points clear of the league with 57 points in 38 games (26-7-5).
- [Dec. 11] The Islanders have fallen to +1400 and out of the top five. Since their 17-game point streak ended, they are just 4-4-1.
- [Dec. 6] The Bruins (+700) are considerably shorter than the current second-favorite, Colorado (+1000), thanks to an 8-0-2 run.
- [Nov. 26] The Islanders have leapt all the way to third in the futures odds (+1000) thanks to a 17-game point streak.
- [Nov. 18] Toronto (+1200) and Vegas (+1200) are both dropping amid a run of poor play.
- [Nov. 8] The love for the Bruins continues; the B’s are now alone at the top at +700, followed by Vegas (+800).
- [Nov. 5] With a sterling 11-1-2 record and NHL-best +21 goal difference, the Bruins are tied atop the latest Stanley Cup odds at +750.
- [Oct 29] Colorado is now atop the odds, tied with the Maple Leafs at +700. Tampa (+800), Boston (+850) and Vegas (+850) round out the top five.
- [Oct. 22] Not every sportsbook agrees, but both the Sabres and Coyotes have moved up considerably at BetOnline (see table below).
- [Oct. 16] The much-hyped Devils are still winless and have dropped out of the top 12 in the Stanley Cup odds (+2700). The Hurricanes jump in (+1600).
- [Oct. 9] The Capitals’ 2-0-1 start has launched them back into the top ten. An injury to Evgeni Malkin has led to the Penguins (+2600) being the biggest early-season sinkers.
- [Oct. 3] After briefly falling out of the top 12, Washington is back in at +1800, moving ahead of division rival Carolina (+2000).
- [Sep. 27] With opening night less than a week away, Vegas (+850) has moved from third to second in the odds, overtaking Toronto (+940).
- [Aug. 23] Honestly, there’s nothing to see here. It’s a quiet period in the NHL offseason and the odds really haven’t changed. (I guess no one considers Derick Brassard signing with the Islanders a “difference-maker”.)
- [Aug. 16] Bettors are down on the Flames’ chances. They started at +1500, well below the main favorites, and have since dropped to +1700. The goaltending concerns have not been ameliorated in the offseason.
- [Aug. 8] The Panthers (+1867) have bumped the Jets (+2067) out of the top-12.
- [July 11] The Rangers odds have continued to shorten after landing Artemi Panarin in free agency, now reaching +3300.
- [July 7] Nashville and Dallas saw the biggest movement among top contenders following the first week of free agency, as the former added Matt Duchene, while the latter signed Joe Pavelski and Corey Perry.
- [June 26] After taking Jack Hughes #1 overall in the 2019 draft and then trading for PK Subban from Nashville, the Devils are the biggest risers, going from +7000 to +5333, on average.
- [June 13] The Tampa Bay Lightning have opened as the favorites to win the 2020 Stanley Cup; the Vegas Golden Knights have been given the best odds among Western Conference teams.
2020 Stanley Cup Odds
|Team||Stanley Cup Odds at BetOnline|
|Tampa Bay Lightning||+925|
|St. Louis Blues||+1100|
|Vegas Golden Knights||+1200|
Odds taken Jan. 22, 2020. For a full list of teams, click the link in the table.
Top Eastern Conference Contenders
The Eastern Conference had won three straight Stanley Cups before the St Louis Blues won in 2019. Three of the top four contenders for the 2020 Stanley Cup, based on the opening odds, reside in the East – Vegas, Boston, and Toronto are all tied for the second-best odds .
The last time a team from the Atlantic division won the Stanley Cup was the Boston Bruins in 2011. But three of the top four contenders, based on the opening odds, are all from the Atlantic: Tampa Bay, Boston, and Toronto.
Teams from the Metro division are responsible for the Eastern Conference’s last three Stanley Cups: Washington in 2018 and Pittsburgh in 2016 and 2017. However, it’s the only division that didn’t have a team open in the top eight 2020 Stanley Cup contenders – the Capitals were tied for the ninth-best odds.
Top Western Conference Contenders
Eight of the top-12 preseason contenders for the 2020 Stanley Cup reside in the Western Conference, one of these teams being the reigning champion St Louis Blues.
In 2019, the St Louis Blues brought the cup back to the Western Conference for the first time since 2015. However, they open the 2019-20 season looking up at the Colorado Avalanche on the Stanley Cup odds board.
For a second straight season, the Vegas Golden Knights have opened with the best odds to win the Stanley Cup among Western Conference teams.
Odds for Teams Who Have Never Won a Cup
Stats for Teams Searching for Their First Cup
|Team||Years in the NHL||Cup Final Appearances||Closest They’ve Come|
|Vancouver Canucks||48||3||Game 7 Cup Final losses in both 2011 and 1994. No one in Vancouver will ever forget LaFayette’s post or the ensuing riots.|
|Buffalo Sabres||48||2||Game 6 in 1999. Losing in overtime, no thanks to Brett Hull’s foot in the crease.|
|San Jose Sharks||27||1||Game 6 in 2016. They’ve never been able to shed their label as chokers.|
|Nashville Predators||20||1||Game 6 in 2017. Nashville fans still rue the bad call on Sissons’ go-ahead goal.|
|Ottawa Senators||26||1||Game 5 in 2007. A heartbreaking series for that culminated in the infamous Emery-Phillips mixup.|
|Vegas Golden Knights||1||1||Game 5 in 2018. Luca Sbisa hands the game to Lars Eller to end the Knights historic run.|
|Florida Panthers||25||1||Swept by Colorado in 1996, despite the year of the rat.|
|Arizona Coyotes||22||0||Lost in 5 games to the LA Kings in 2012. Dustin Brown isn’t admired by Glendale faithful.|
|Winnipeg Jets||24 (1979-1996, 2011-2018)||0||Defeated by the LA Kings in 5 games in 2018. Canada’s best hope was no match for Ryan Reaves’ heroics.|
|Minnesota Wild||18||0||Swept in the 2003 Conference Finals. Despite a disappointing playoff history, they did end Patrick Roy’s career in spectacular fashion.|
|Columbus Blue Jackets||18||0||The Jackets have only won 4 playoff games in their history, 2 in 2014 and 2 in 2018. They probably beat the Caps if not for Lars Eller’s shin, though.|
The St Louis Blues were a member of this list last season, but scratched their name off here by etching their name onto the Stanley Cup in 2019.
Odds for Canadian Teams
The Stanley Cup has not been won by a Canadian team since 1993, when the Montreal Canadiens hoisted it.
Past Championship for Canadian Teams
|Team||Stanley Cups||Finals Appearances||Last Championship||Last Finals Appearance|
|Toronto Maple Leafs||13||21||1967||1967|